The Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) Ikoyi, Lagos, has charged Nigerian singer Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, popularly called Iyanya, with alleged car theft.
Iyanya was arraigned for the offence on February 4, 2020 before Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of an Igbosere High Court, Lagos.
The Nation learnt that the police filed the one-count charge marked LD/9024c/2019, against the singer on March 15, 2019.
Iyanya failed to appear in court for arraignment, despite allegedly being served with the charge and hearing notice, following which the arraignment was adjourned six times.
At the last adjournment, Justice Okikiolu-Ighile threatened to invoke the power of the court to ensure Iyanya’s attendance to take his plea.
The ‘Kurukere’ singer appeared before the judge on February 4, 2020, following which the charge was read to him.
Prosecution counsel, Mr. Chukwu Agwu, a Superintendent of Police (SP), alleged that Iyanya committed the offence sometimes in September 2018.
The court heard that the defendant allegedly dishonestly converted to his use or of another person, a Black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) marked MAVINIY, with Chassis and Engine numbers JTEBX7FJ7EK165480 and 2TR1385954.
Agwu told the court that said vehicle belongs to ‘The Temple Management Company Ltd, represented by a lawyer, Ayodeji Olomojobi.
The offence, according to the prosecutor, was contrary to Sections 278(1) (b), 279(1)(2) and punishable under Section 285(10) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Iyanya pleaded not guilty.
Agwu prayed the court to remand the defendant in the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) custody, pending the hearing and determination of his bail application.
But Iyanya’s counsel, Mr Williams A., opposed him.
He prayed the court to release the musician to him and undertook to produce him in court on the next adjournment.
Justice Okikiolu-Ighile granted the defence counsel’s prayer and released him to his counsel.
She adjourned till February 27 and March 17, for ruling on Iyanya’s bail application and commencement of trial.
[SPONSORED] Photos: Joy As Ruth Says ‘ Yes, I Do’ To Ojay-Jacob In Warri
It was a joyous moment at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Adonai Model Parish, Delta Province 6, Ovwian, off Warri in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State as Ruth Evaewero Ubini exchanged marital vow with Ojay-Jacob Ominigbo.
The RCCG zonal headquarters was filled to capacity as family members, church members, friends and well-wishers trooped in to witness the marriage ceremony.
Admonishing the new couple, the officiating minister advised them to entwine to each other, adding that when this happens third party will not be given room in the marriage.
The officiating minister who spoke briefly on the message titled ‘breakthrough in marriage,’ with the Bible reference, Eph 5:22-23 as a back up, said marriage is good but must be properly planned for.
He added that it is an institution that
demands much investment than the one day ceremony.
Guests were later treated to a befitting reception.
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Imhandegbelo Felicitates With Senator Ordia On His Birthday
A chairmanship aspirant in Esan South-East Local Government Council, Hon. Louis Imhandegbelo has felicitated with the member representing Edo Central Senatorial District at the Senate, Engineer Clifford Ordia, on the occasion of his birthday.
In a congratulary message made available to Info Daily, Hon. Imhandegbelo said the Senator has used his office to attract development to Edo Central, just as he described him as a man who is concerned with the wellbeing of his people.
Further extolling Senator Ordia, Hon. Imhandegbelo greeted the celebrant for his good work in the Senatorial District, saying “you have touched lives in your constituency and still touching more.”
Further describing Senator Ordia as a true political leader whose supporters so much cherish, Imhandegbelo said he has been looking up to him and learn a lot from him in the political arena.
He said the celebrant has written his name in gold in the hearts of the people of the constituency with his good works that have always spoken for him.
“I celebrate you today my leader on the occasion of your birthday anniversary. Indeed your works speak for you. We the younger ones look up to you as we learn from you in your political school of development.
“You have been an uncommon politician among your contemporaries hence your consistent act of giving hope to the hopeless has inscribed your name in gold.”
Hon Imhandegbelo prayed God to grant Senator Ordia long life and sound health so he can do more to his people particularly those who are still hopeful of his touch.
He further prayed God to grant the celebrant divine strength and grace to do more for the people he represent at the red chambers.
Birthday Celebration: ‘You’re A Reliable Son Of The Soil’, Amotekun DG Extols Olaoluwa
The Director General of Amotekun corps, State of Osun, Comrade Amitolu Shittu, has felicitated with the former chairman, Olorunda Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa on his birthday.
In a congratulatory message personally signed by him which was made available to newsmen in Osogbo, Comrade Amitolu Shittu described Alhaji Olaoluwa as a reliable indigene of Osogbo, who places the love of his hometown above any other interest.
The Amotekun corps boss in the state of Osun particularly appreciated the birthday ‘boy’ for always being responsible and responsive whenever he was in positions of authority.
According to him, Alhaji Olaoluwa is a grassroots politician, who doesn’t discriminate for political or any reason whatsoever.
Comrade Amitolu Shittu then wished the celebrant many happy returns of the day, long life and prosperity.
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